News archive 2013

Statement by Bishop Donal Murray on the appointment of Father Brendan Leahy as Bishop of Limerick

Statement by Bishop Donal Murray on the appointment of Father Brendan Leahy as Bishop of Limerick

I greatly welcome the Holy Father’s appointment of Father Brendan Leahy as Bishop of Limerick.

I am sure that he undertakes his new ministry with some trepidation, but he will bring many gifts and wide experience to the task he now that now awaits him.  He has a pastoral outlook; he has a fine theological mind; he has had many years of involvement in third level Catholic education; he has been deeply involved in work for Christian unity.

I am confident that he will receive the same warm welcome, the wholehearted cooperation and the friendship of the priests, religious and people of the diocese that I received on my arrival in the diocese and during the years that I was privileged to serve as bishop. I offer him my personal prayers, support and best wishes for a fruitful and rewarding ministry as Bishop of Limerick.

+Donal Murray

Bishop Emeritus of Limerick

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